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Early years

Child care

My Child
Australian Government information about finding child care services in your area (includes long day care, family day care, vacation care, in home care, and before and after school care).


Playgroup Australia
Play is an important part of a child's development and this website helps locate playgroups in your area.

Early childhood services

Services specifically designed for young children with disability can include speech, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, and social work support.

Better Start initiative
An Australian Government-funded program for eligible children aged under six years of age.

Helping Children with Autism
This Australian Government-funded program helps address the need for services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families and carers.

Upper South West Early Intervention Autism Trial
Effective from 1 November 2015, children aged 0 to 8 years with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (acceptable to the Commission) living in the Upper South West region (the Commission boundaries for the Upper South West region) will have access to individualised funding for early intervention services. Families of children will engage in planning with their Local Area Coordinator to receive supports from a provider of their choice, in a location of their choice.


Department of Education (early childhood)
Provides information and advice—from Kindergarten to Year 2 schooling.